Researchers at the University of Queensland believe this could be an alternative to opioid pain killers.
Venomous insects are much more than just scary four- or eight-legged creatures. They can prove very useful in the world of medicinal remedies, as a study from the University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia has just demonstrated.
The team of researchers from UQ has discovered that the molecules from tarantulas' venom have chronic pain-relieving properties without any adverse side-effects.
The study was published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
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